Featuring Frank Deford and Boomer Esiason talking about their children who have cystic fibrosis. A look at marijuana use in pro football. A report on bull riding and a profile of Vivek Ranadive, the owner of Sacramento Kings.
Featuring a item on marketing sports to children. Larry Brown enters the Hall of Fame. Plus a lookback at the 2011 air crash that killed a Russian hockey team.
Featuring a report on NCAA's academic reform.The Schimmel Sisters are profiled. Diane Van Deren talks about her endurance running. Plus a report on the hazards of pro bull riding.
Featuring a behind the scenes look at 'NBA on TNT'. Plus Fallon Fox a openly transgender MMA fighter is profiled. A investigation into high-stakes dog shows and a father and son team who are aiming to compete their 32nd marathon together.
A look at how major staging events cost big money with a focus on the Olympics and World Cup. Plus the relationship announcers Michael and Bruce Buffer have with the UFC contestants and how racism is still a major talking point in European football.
Segments include a look at accusations of match fixing in European soccer; a visit with former baseball player Darryl Strawberry; an examination of reports of exploitation and mistreatment of NFL cheerleaders; and a revisit to the world of female bodybuilding.
Examining how Qatar conducts a campaign to achieve glory through sport; exploring the downturn in the golf industry; children who have had an amputation or missing limbs attend a softball camp.
Magic Man: Despite his success on the field, Philadelphia Eagles All-Pro long snapper Jon Dorenbos' love of magic has defined his life, offering salvation that helped him through the darkest moments of his childhood. Peter Pan on Wheels: When Rob Dyrdek first took up skateboarding almost three decades ago, he never imagined the sport would transform him from high-school dropout to professional skateboarder, MTV star, multi-million-dollar brand endorser and sports-league founder. Lone Survivor: REAL SPORTS correspondent Bernard Goldberg reconnects with former University of South Florida football player Nick Schuyler years after a harrowing boat accident claimed the lives of three of his friends and nearly took his own.
During his six seasons as head football coach with the University of Florida, Urban Meyer captured two National Championships. But less than two years after winning the 2008 title, Meyer shocked the college football world when, at only 46-years-old, he retired from coaching at the peak of his career. Meyer cited his health and family as the reasons for walking away from the game, but he could only stay away from the game for so long before he took the reins of the Ohio State University football team in 2012. REAL SPORTS correspondent Andrea Kremer sits down with Meyer to discuss his departure from Florida, his new position at one of the nation's most iconic and pressure-filled football programs and his intention to maintain the balance between work and family.
Segments include a look at research linking head trauma and violent behavior; a report on salaries in minor-league baseball; a look at the "Eat What You Kill" philosophy; and a revisit to the world of eSports.
Interview with entrepreneur Mark Cuban; the Watts Bears youth football team in Los Angeles.
REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL caps its 20th season with a special roundtable review of the show's most memorable moments this year. Departing from the show's regular format, host Bryant Gumbel leads correspondents Mary Carillo, Frank Deford, Jon Frankel, Bernard Goldberg, Andrea Kremer, Soledad O'Brien, Carl Quintanilla and David Scott in a spirited discussion of 2014, touching on everything from favorite stories of the year to the interviews and segments that had the greatest impact on them. The REAL SPORTS team traveled the globe in 2014 in pursuit of high-impact stories that resonate on a worldwide level, visiting: Athens, Greece and Manaus and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.